Month: May 2014

  • Real Life

    Some people asked me why I modeled some of the main characters off of the real life us.  There were several reasons; vanity not being one of them. Realism:  I wanted the characters to be as real as possible.  I wanted the backstory and character development to be as real as possible.  Obviously, not everything […]

  • Better Than Perceived

    I just got back from attending Microsoft TechEd in Houston, Texas.  That is why there were no posts for a week.  It was a great experience with a lot learned.  Much has changed since my first TechEd in 2007. The trip down was a little crazy.  My flight was cancelled to Atlanta because of a […]

  • If I Could Save Time in a Bottle….

    I have to admit, I love that song (“Time in a Bottle”) by Jim Croce.  But what would I do if I could save time in a bottle?  How would I use it?  Would I use it to live forever or give it to others who’s time is shortened by disease?  I would love to […]

  • Setting Expectations

    I am all about setting expectations.  I want to know what people want and expect from me up front.  I want to make sure I return the gesture.  When my wife and I started dating, I made sure I could stand her and liked her well enough on the first date.  After that part was […]

  • You’ve Got to Pay to Play

    As with everything in life, nothing is free.  There are no free rides and no free lunches.  Sure, you can go eat a moldy sandwich out of the dumpster in the back of your favorite restaurant for free, but you’ll be paying for it with a trip to the hospital, a bunch throwing up in the […]

  • Chapter 14

    Chapter 14 is finally done.  It was a short chapter, so it shouldn’t have taken that long, but the last few days have been busy getting the pool ready and sharpening the blades on the finish mower.  Since writing is not my day job, I have to make sure my day job and the property […]

  • Thinking Like It’s 1997

    WTF people?  I find it hard to believe that in 2014 people are completely oblivious to how computers function and common sense.  It isn’t 1997.  Back then, I had to modify files with a text editor that didn’t have mouse support in order to play a game.  Windows 95 was still out, and Linux needed […]